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Fragrant Pork, Lemongrass & Sesame Meatballs

Fragrant Pork, Lemongrass & Sesame Meatballs

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Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Asian

These succulent sesame-rolled pork meatballs pack a real flavour punch, with fiery chilli and fragrant ginger and lemongrass all in the mix. You'll roast broccoli wedges until crisp and golden, before serving both over rice with a tasty warm honey-soy dressing on top. (Dairy-free: see our FAQs for details.)

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Asian

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Red-chilli
1 red chilli
Broccoli
1 broccoli
garlic-clove
2 garlic cloves
fresh-ginger
15g fresh root ginger
Lemongrass-stalk
1 fresh lemongrass
Panko breadcrumbs edit
30g panko breadcrumbs †
British pork mince 2
250g British pork mince
honey-pot
50g honey
basmati-rice
130g basmati rice
Soy-sauce-sachet
30ml soy sauce †
Sesame-seeds
10g sesame seeds †
You Will Need
Rolling pin, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 broccoli
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 15g fresh root ginger
  • 1 fresh lemongrass
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 250g British pork mince
  • 1 honey pot (25g)
  • 130g basmati rice
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (30ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 toasted sesame seed sachet (5g)<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 760 kJ
181 kcal
3295 kJ
786 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
6.4 g
2.1 g
27.7 g
9.3 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
22.3 g
5 g
96.5 g
21.6 g
Fibre 1.8 g 7.6 g
Protein 9.3 g 40.3 g
Salt 0.53 g 2.31 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 red chilli
red chilli
1 broccoli
broccoli(100%)
1 garlic clove
garlic
15g fresh root ginger
ginger
1 fresh lemongrass
fresh lemongrass
30g panko breadcrumbs
wheat flour (gluten), sugar, salt, yeast
250g British pork mince
pork (100%)
1 honey pot (25g)
blossom honey
130g basmati rice
basmati rice
1 soy sauce sachet (30ml)
water, soya bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
1 toasted sesame seed sachet (5g)
whole hulled sesame seeds (100%), . Produced in a factory that handles nuts, soya, mustard, celery and fish.
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, soya, sesame)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Pork, Lemongrass & Sesame Meatballs

Preheat the oven to 240°C/ 220°C (fan)/ 475°F/ Gas 9

Bash the lemongrass with a rolling pin, cut it [them] down the middle lengthways, remove the tough outer layers (keep them for later!) and chop the softer inner stem[s] roughly

Peel and roughly chop the garlic

Peel the ginger (scrape the skin off with a teaspoon) and roughly chop 

 

2 Pork, Lemongrass & Sesame Meatballs

Cut the red chilli[es] in half lengthways, de-seed (scrape the seeds out with a teaspoon) and chop roughly

Combine the chopped lemongrass innards, chopped garlic, chopped ginger and chopped chilli (can't handle the heat? Go easy!) and chop everything together until you are left with a finely chopped mixture – this is your aromatic mix 

 

3 Pork, Lemongrass & Sesame Meatballs

Add the pork mince to a bowl with the panko breadcrumbs, half of the soy sauce and the aromatic mix and give everything a good mix up 

Divide the pork mixture into 6 [12] and shape into meatballs

Spread the toasted sesame seeds over a large board and roll the meatballs into the seeds to lightly coat them – these are your pork & sesame meatballs 

4 Pork, Lemongrass & Sesame Meatballs

Add the outer lemongrass layers to a pot (with a lid) with the basmati rice and 300ml [600ml] cold water and bring to the boil over a high heat 

Once boiling, reduce the heat to very low and cook, covered, for 10-15 min or until all the water has absorbed and the rice is cooked

Once cooked, remove from the heat and keep covered until serving

5 Pork, Lemongrass & Sesame Meatballs

While the rice is cooking, heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium-high heat 

Once hot, add the pork & sesame meatballs and cook for 3-4 min, turning occasionally, or until they're browned all over

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Meanwhile, cut the broccoli into quarters, lengthways, then cut each quarter again, so you end up with 8 [16] broccoli wedges

Add the broccoli wedges to a baking tray with a drizzle of vegetable oil and a pinch of salt 

Transfer the browned meatballs (keep the pan!) to the tray with the broccoli and put the tray in the oven for 10-15 min or until the broccoli is crispy – this is your charred broccoli 

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While the meatballs are cooking, combine the honey with the remaining soy sauce – this is your honey-soy dressing 

Wipe the reserved pan clean and return it to a medium heat 

Once hot, add the honey-soy dressing and cook for 1-2 min or until warmed through

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Once cooked, remove the lemongrass from the rice and fluff it with a fork 

Serve the pork & sesame meatballs over the basmati rice with the charred broccoli to the side

Tip: For fancy presentation, press the rice into small bowls and turn out

Drizzle the warm honey-soy dressing over and enjoy!

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